HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 cc364-5W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) whether he approves of the establishment of a Southern Region Tourist Board which purports to include the Isle of Wight without the authority of its elected representative;

(2) whether he will intervene in the dispute between the English Tourist Board and the Isle of Wight Tourist Board so as to ensure that the Isle of Wight will continue to be recognised as a separate region.

Mr. Deakins

It would not be right for my right hon. Friend to intervene in a matter that lies between the English Tourist Board, in the exercise of its statutory functions, and the local interests involved; but I shall bring the concern of the hon. Member to the notice of the Chairman of the English Tourist Board.

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